'Women, Faith and Finance' seminar April 12

Area women of all ages will have an opportunity to learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving at the 15th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar on Friday, April 12.

Hosted by Luther College, the one-day educational seminar will be presented 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. The program is open to the public; registration is required.

Keynote speaker for the 2019 Women, Faith and Finance seminar will be Nanette Joell (Joey) Beech of Ankeny, Iowa, author of the new book "A Girl's Guide to Personal Finance." Her keynote presentation "Money Matters: Master Your Money at Any Age," will combine her professional experience in finance with personal stories of learning how to be wise with money.

The seminar will also include a late morning plenary session on decluttering and simplifying called "A Culture of Enough: Lessons from Scandinavia," led by local entrepreneur Tabita Green and Zach Row-Heyveld of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum. After lunch, Michelle Raymer of the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and Deana Hageman of Northeast Iowa RSVP 55+ Initiative will co-present the closing session, "Ways to Give Beyond Money: Sharing Your Time and Talent." 

To register for the Women, Faith and Finance seminar, contact the Luther College Development Office, (563) 387-1862, or register online at luther.edu/wff. Deadline for registration is Thursday, April 4. 

Total cost is $30, which includes resource materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

Participants who sign up with a friend or family member each save $5 off the registration fee. Thanks to a sponsorship by Decorah Bank and Trust, all paid registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the book by keynote speaker Joey Beech.

Beech has more than 25 years of professional experience, much of which was in the financial industry where she worked with a wide range of products from insurance to angel investing. She learned valuable money lessons early in life as she watched her divorced mother struggle to keep a roof over their family's heads. When her own daughter graduated from college and started a career, Beech saw a need for clear, objective financial information and decided to combine both her personal stories and professional knowledge in a book to help women understand the impacts of daily financial decisions.

For additional information, contact Jeanie Lovell, WFF program director, at [email protected]

The annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar is sponsored by Luther College. Grant support from the Arlin Falck Foundation, Decorah Bank and Trust Company, and Wellington Place is helping to underwrite the event.